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We did our first pub festival last September and despite a few set backs resulting in it being announced later than intended, it was absolutely brilliant. A great success and one hell of a lot of fun!! So we thought we would do it again this year, again in September across the same weekend. That particular weekend is important to us as it was Kate's Mum's Birthday on the 10th September. She loved music and the pub dearly so the festival is a little nod in memory of a great lady who loved a good party! This year we have a few slightly higher profile musicians  and it is a little tiny bit bigger so as a result of this we will be selling tickets for this years event. Please see link below for this. We hope everyone really enjoys what we have created, it will be a fabulous weekend for all!

We really look forward to seeing you all there, Tom & Kate x

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Buy Tickets

From 2pm on each day of the festival you will require a ticket to access the festival site.


All general sale tickets are weekend tickets unless stated otherwise.

You must be 18 or over to buy adult tickets.

You must be 21 or over to buy any Child or Youth tickets. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult who is 21 or over, with a maximum of 4 youngsters per adult.  The adult must be on site, responsible, and contactable at all times.

 Children under10 are free but for health and safety reasons you must obtain ticket for any children attending.

Ticket purchase is only available online and so payment is by credit or debit card.  We will require contact information to complete your purchase.  For Youth and Child tickets this must be the contact information of the responsible adult.  

The Music


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We are delighted to have this incredible band here opening our Festival on Friday night. The True Strays are a vintage loving, blues fuelled, dirty rock and roll band. Their live shows are a joyous hoedown of huge bass driven riffs, a howling tornado of resonator guitar, cacophonous drums and soaring Hammond organ - a unique blend of UK Americana Blues Rock and Roll!

True Strays are lifelong friends, songwriters and country boys – Joseph James and James Cameron – from Bristol, England who are fast carving out a niche of their own in the UK Americana scene. Their music is a celebration of alternative roots americana and blues rock. Influences span the history of modern music, Blues music is at the heart of everything they do but their sound isn’t bound to those rules or that genre. Influences include greats like Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf, Jimi Hendrix and Fleetwood Mac, The Doors and Pink Floyd and more recent punk and rock and roll bands like Nirvana, QOTSA and Idles.

“Country cool rock ’n’ roll” – Nitelife Online

“Rising stars of the UK Americana scene” – The List

“they pack a real punch and make you sit up and take notice…” – Blues & Roots Radio

“Rockin’ blues at it’s best.” – Swingamajig

“A hip-shaking barrage of blues rock n roll.” – Clunk Magazine

“Brilliant Live!” – Shambala Festival



Steve has played at the Crown many times either as an accomplished solo guitarist or with his critically acclaimed, award winning Blues & Americana band The Achievers who took the headline spot last year on the Friday night of this festival! Steve is a versatile fun musician who plays songs across a wide range of genres - Rock, Pop, Soul, Motown, Ska, Reggae, and Folk. 

Steve Ferbrache - LIVE


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DUKE are a band like no other. Born out of Cheltenham they quickly made their name through open-mic nights impressing and entertaining with their extraordinary talent and unique style. Now performing internationally with TV appearances including 8 out of 10 Cats. 


DUKE perform a massive array of covers with only three voices and one guitar, incorporating beatbox and vocal basslines, intelligently mixing song into song with high energy and absolutely NO backing tracks, looping or sampling. Don’t let this minimalism fool you; by incorporating beatboxing and vocal basslines to seamlessly blend songs, DUKE provide a truly spectacular live performance. So spectacular, that DUKE have shared a stage with both Prince and Amy Winehouse (at the former’s personal request), and have played at some of music’s top events such as Parklife and Leeds Festival.

One thing is certain – wherever they play, Duke will deliver an absolutely  unforgettable performance!


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Frampton Shantymen, a group of mates who met many years ago through the Frampton Cotterell Male Voice Choir. They would sing in the pub after rehearsals, finding that was a good way to get people to move away and leave them space to sit! Then they tried sea shanties and people started to move towards them so they could join in - They’d hit on something! “For us, shanty singing is a great way to bring people together in the joy of making music.  We may or may not achieve historical accuracy but if you feel better at the end of the evening than you did at the start then we have achieved our aim”

These guys are great fun and very talented - one not to be missed!

Frampton Shantymen - LIVE

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The human juke box is here! A brilliant local musician from Cheltenham - playing acoustic covers from an extensive list. Pick a song and he will play it for you! Great fun and great selection of tunes from over the years. Perfect to listen to with a pint (or two) in the sunny afternoon.



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Ah the band that we don't think even needs an introduction.... but here goes anyway!!


Legends of the West Country, The Wurzels are best known for their hits of the ’70s including ‘Combine Harvester’, ‘I am a Cider Drinker’, ‘The Blackbird Song’, ‘Morning Glory’, ‘Drink Up thy Zider’ among others, and have a huge cult following throughout the UK.

In 1976 The Wurzels hit jackpot with their ‘Combine Harvester’ it topped the UK charts at number one and sold over 500,000 copies in this country alone, while the B-side ‘Blackbird’ hit the number one spot in Canada.

This was followed up by ‘Cider Drinker’, which rocketed up the charts, making number three and earning The Wurzels their second silver disc for sales over the 250,000 mark, all in a matter of weeks!

Twenty-five years after their number one smash ‘Combine Harvester’, The Wurzels were back in the Top 40 hit parade with a remix.  They followed this in the summer of 2003 with their ‘OO-AR-SIS’ parody of the Oasis hit ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ taken from their album ‘NEVER MIND THE BULLOCKS’. The single generated unprecedented interest, not only from clubbers and DJs, but also in the national press, on TV and radio and BBC Radio 1. What’s more, EMI Records released ‘The Finest ‘Arvest of The Wurzels’ featuring tracks recorded between 1966 and 1978 by The Wurzels – and the late, great Adge Cutler – which went on to sell over 100,000 copies.

The Wurzels continue to play over 100 sell-out shows throughout the UK every year, and are festival favourites at the likes of Glastonbury, Bestival, Boomtown Fair, CarFest, Wychwood, Beautiful Days and more, and we couldn’t be more excited to be bringing their cider-fueled mayhem to our Old Crown Festival 2023!



We are a modern folk, rock and indie inspired band, made up of musicians from the beautiful Severn Vale in the West Country.

Our collective consists of up to ten members. Accordion, fiddles, mandolin and trumpet add to a sweet guitar vibe.

As well as some folk classics, we love to put a folk spin on rock and indie covers, from slow ballads to get up and dance barn stormers.

This awesome, fun band has played at the Crown several times now and is always incredibly popular - welcome back!

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Ah the brilliant Dave Pilla, of course we had to have our most popular Friday night regular playing on our festival line up somewhere!
Playing a nice selection of chilled and upbeat tunes at the festival on Sunday lunchtime, so let any Duke induced hangovers be eased away with some lovely acoustic music with great vocals. 

Comedy show, wandering magicians, glitter & face painting and some fabulous circus acts to entertain us all! More details and daily line up to come...
We have a great selection of food options and bars arranged.
More details and daily line up to come...
Important Info

NOISE: To be considerate to our neighbours all live outdoor music and our outside bars will finish by 10pm. 

CAPACITY: For health and safety reasons we will be operating with a limited maximum capacity which will be carefully monitored and adheared to with the ticket sales

SECURITY: We will have security onsite who will be checking tickets, issuing weekend wristbands and helping to maintain the security and well being of the weekend as a whole. 

CAR PARKING/TRAVEL TO EVENT: As we will be using our car park as part of the festival site this year, we will have incredibly limited parking and so we advise that you leave your car at home and use the bus or taxi to the event. We highly recommend ACA TAXI based in Dursley - 07525 142295.

FESTIVAL SITE MAP - Will be uploaded soon!

LOGO The Old Crown Inn Uley Traditional 17th Century Freehouse in the Cotswolds (600 x 500
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